PIP case updated

HEALTH Secretary Andrew Lansley has pledged to help a Inkersall woman who wants her breast implants removing.

The case of Lisa Bufton, who had PIP implants fitted in 2004, was raised by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins in the House of Commons.

Mr Perkins said: “She has been in considerable pain since having a PIP implant fitted, and has been told by the private provider that she will have to pay £3,600 to have it replaced.”

Mr Lansley said: “Not only the Government but, helpfully, the professional associations are looking to give no reason why private providers should not match that standard of care, especially if the implanting surgeons are willing to offer replacement surgery free of surgical charge themselves.

“It would be very helpful if the hon. Gentleman and other members gave us details of such cases on behalf of their constituents.”